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UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor in the Healing Garden of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute in Little Rock, Arkansas

UAMS Lung Cancer Survivor Beats the Odds

About 25-30% of patients worldwide with Stage IV non-small cell lung cancer die in less than three months. But with talented doctors, advances in treatment and a bit of luck, some patients beat the odds. John Pertuis, 62, is a member of this rarified group of lung cancer “long” survivors. With help from the UAMS…

Geoffrey Curran

UAMS College of Pharmacy Professor a Principal Investigator on $1.8 Million, NIH-Funded COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Project

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy professor Geoffrey M. Curran, Ph.D., is a principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded project aimed at addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural areas. The project, titled “Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Community Pharmacies Reducing Disparities Through an Implementation…

High school students learn how to conduct ultrasound examinations and perform other procedures during the REACH event in Helena-West Helena.

UAMS Event Encourages Students in Delta to Pursue Health Careers

Students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) gathered at Barton High School in Phillips County for an annual event that encourages high school students from the Arkansas Delta to pursue careers in health care. The Raising Exposure and Awareness of Careers in Health (REACH) session marked a return to in-person community outreach…

Bentley, McCullough, Racher, Manning

State Legislators Visit UAMS Women’s Health Center

A group of 20 state legislators recently toured the UAMS Women’s Health Center, where they learned more about the slate of women’s services it provides for patients. Nirvana Manning, M.D., director of Women’s Health services at UAMS Health, gave an overview of the center, which opened in 2020, and answered questions about care. Legislators asked…

Dr. Brown

UAMS College of Public Health Researcher to Study Ways to Reduce Adverse Infant, Maternal Outcomes for Arkansas Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations

LITTLE ROCK — Clare Brown, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, has received a K01 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Brown will use the prestigious award, which is worth $496,000 over four years, to conduct…

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